Month: November 2017

How to create random test data in Talend

In some cases you are fortunate that decent test data is available, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Therefore I'm going to show you how you can easily create your own test data. This test data should be good enough for a development phase.

How to install the Hortonworks sandbox on VirtualBox

This article shows you how to install the HortonWorks sandox on Oracle’s VM VirtualBox. Hortonworks is a pre-installed Hadoop environment with a lot of associated technologies included. There are a few other player like Cloudera and MapR. If you are interested in the differences between those players and Hortonworks then read

How to identify tMap errors in Talend

In this “how to” you will see a tMap functionality that makes it a lot easier to debug tMap errors, especially when you are using a lot of data, columns or converts. Before I knew about this functionality I used to spent a lot of time on solving nullpointer exeptions and all kind of convert errors.